Health and income poverty in Ireland, 2003-2006

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Title: Health and income poverty in Ireland, 2003-2006
Authors: Madden, David (David Patrick)
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Date: Jul-2008
Online since: 2009-01-05T13:08:52Z
Abstract: Recent advances in the measurement of bi-dimensional poverty are applied to a measure of poverty which incorporates income and health poverty. The correlation between income and poverty is examined using the Receiver Operating Characteristics curve. Following from this unidimensional and bi-dimensional poverty indices are calculated for Ireland for the years 2003-2006. Individual and bi-dimensional indices generally show a decline over the period with the biggest decline between 2003 and 2004. The results are generally not sensitive to the degree of poverty aversion or the substitutability between the different dimensions of poverty.
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: University College Dublin. School of Economics
Series/Report no.: UCD Centre for Economic Research Working Papers; WP08/15
Copyright (published version): UCD Centre for Economic Research 2008
Keywords: Receiver operating characteristicMultidimensional poverty
Subject LCSH: Poverty--Ireland
Poor--Health and hygiene
Social indicators--Ireland
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Working Papers & Policy Papers

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